List of MPs elected to the English parliament in 1601

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Sir John Croke, Speaker

This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the tenth and last parliament in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in 1601.

The Parliament met on 7 October 1601 and lasted until 29 December 1601 when it was dissolved.

List of constituencies and members[edit]

Oliver St John, Bedfordshire
Sir Richard Weston, Maldon
Thomas Fleiming, Southampton
Sir James Scudamore, Herefordshire
Sir Henry Neville, Kent
Sir Edward Hoby, Rochester
John Sheffield, Lincolnshire
Sir Edward Phelips - Somerset

Bedfordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Bedfordshire Hon. Oliver St John
Sir Edward Radclyffe
Bedford Humphrey Winche
Thomas Fanshawe

Berkshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Berkshire Sir Richard Lovelace
George Hyde
Windsor Julius Caesar
John Norreys
Reading Francis Moore
Anthony Blagrove
Wallingford Sir John Herbert
Henry Doyley
Herbert chose for Glamorgan - replaced by Thomas Fortescue
Abingdon Robert Ryche

Buckinghamshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Buckinghamshire Francis Fortescue
Alexander Hampden
Buckingham Christopher Hatton
Robert Newdigate II
Wycombe Richard Blount
Henry Fleetwood
Aylesbury John Lyly
Richard Moore

Cambridgeshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Cambridgeshire Sir John Cotton
Sir John Cutts
Cambridge Robert Wallis
John Yaxley

Cheshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Cheshire Sir Thomas Holcroft
Peter Legh
City of Chester Thomas Gamull
Hugh Glasier

Cornwall[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Cornwall Sir Walter Raleigh
John Arundell
Launceston George Parker
George Downhall
Liskeard Thomas Edmunds
Sampson Lennard
Lostwithiel Richard Cromwell
Nicholas Saunders
Truro William Daniel
Thomas Harris
Bodmin William Lower
John Pigot
Helston Sir William Twysden, 1st Baronet
Hannibal Vyvyan
Saltash Sir Robert Cross
|Alexander Nevill
Westlow John Hare
Richard Verney
Grampound John Gray
John Astell
Eastlow John Hanham
Robert Yardley
Camelford William Carnesew
Anthony Turpin
Penryn Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet
Richard Messenger
Tregoney Lewis Darte
Thomas Trevor
St Ives Thomas St Aubyn
Thomas Barton
Mitchel Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Baronet
William Cholmley
Bossiney William Hakewill
Jerome Horsey
Fowey Carew Raleigh
Sir William Courtney
St Germans George Carew
John Osborne
St Mawes Sir Robert Killigrew
Ralph Hare
Newport Tobie Matthew
Sir John Leigh
Callington Miles Raynesford
John Rolle

Cumberland[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Cumberland William Huddleston
Gerard Lowther
Carlisle Henry Scrope
John Dudley

Derbyshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Derbyshire Francis Leeke
Peter Fretchville
Derby John Baxter
Peter Eure

Devon[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Devon Edward Seymour
William Courtenay
Exeter John Hele serjeant at law
John Howell
Totnes Leonard Darr
Philip Holditch
Barnstaple Richard Martin
Edward Hancock
Plymouth James Bagg (merchant)
William Stallenger
Plympton Erle Sir William Strode
John Hele
Tavistock Henry Grey
Walter Wentworth
Bere Alston Charles Lister
John Langford
Clifton Dartmouth Hardness John Traherne
William Bastard

Dorset[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Dorset George Trenchard
Sir Edmund Uvedale
Dorchester Matthew Chubbe
Francis Bronker
Poole Sir Robert Miller
Thomas Billet
Shaftesbury Arthur Messenger
John Budden
Weymouth John Payton
Walter Cope
Melcombe Regis Richard Swayne
Edward Reynolds
Lyme Regis John FitzJames
Nicholas Throckmorton
Wareham Sir Robert Napier
Francis James
Bridport Sir John Stafford
Edmund Scott
Corfe Castle John Durning
John Davies

Essex[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Essex Henry Maynard
Sir Francis Barrington Bt
Colchester Robert Barker
Richard Symnell
Maldon Richard Weston
William Wiseman

Gloucestershire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Gloucestershire John Throckmorton
Sir Edward Wynter
Gloucester Luke Garnons
William Oldsworth
Cirencester Richard Browne
Richard George

Hampshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Hampshire Sir Henry Wallop
Sir Edward More
Winchester Thomas Fleming
Edward Cole
Southampton Thomas Fleming
Thomas Lambert
Portsmouth John Moore
Edward Jones
Petersfield Sir William Kingsmill
John Swynnerton
Yarmouth William Cotton
Stephen Theobald
Newport Richard James
Thomas Crompton
Newtown Robert Wroth
Robert Bruce Cotton
Lymington Sir Francis Darcy
Thomas Ridley
Christchurch Simon Willis
Henry Meere
Stockbridge Edward Savage
Thomas Grimes
Whitchurch Thomas Henshaw
Thomas Crompton
Andover Henry Ludlow
Nicholas Hyde

Herefordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Herefordshire Thomas Coningsby
Sir Herbert Croft
Hereford Walter Hardman
Thomas Jones
Leominster Thomas Coningsby
John Warnecombe

Hertfordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Hertfordshire Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland
Sir Robert Cecil
St Albans Francis Bacon
Adolph Carey
Bacon chosen for Ipswich replaced by Henry Frowick

Huntingdonshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Huntingdonshire Sir Gervase Clifton
Oliver Cromwell
Huntingdon William Beecher
Thomas Chichley

Kent[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Kent Francis Fane
Sir Henry Nevill
Canterbury John Boys
John Rogers
Rochester Sir Edward Hoby
(Sir) Thomas Walsingham (elder)
Queenborough Sir Miles Sandys
Nicholas Troughton
Maidstone Sir Thomas Fludde
Sir John Leveson

Lancashire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Lancashire Sir Richard Hoghton
Sir Thomas Hesketh
Preston John Brograve
William Waad
Lancaster Sir Jerome Bowes
Sir Carew Reynell
Newton Thomas Langton
Richard Ashton
Wigan Roger Downes
John Pulteney
Clitheroe John Osbaldestone
Anthony Dering
Liverpool Edward Anderson
Hugh Calverley

Leicestershire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Leicestershire Henry Hastings
William Skipwith
Leicester George Belgrave
William Herrick

Lincolnshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Lincolnshire Sir William Wray
John Sheffield
Lincoln George Anton
Francis Bullingham
Boston Anthony Irby
Henry Capell
Grimsby Lord Clinton and Saye
Edward Skipwith
Stamford Sir Robert Wingfield
Edward Watson
Grantham Oliver Manners
Thomas Horsman

Middlesex[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Middlesex Sir Robert Wroth
John Fortescue
Westminster Thomas Knyvet
Sir William Cooke
City of London Sir Stephen Soame
John Croke
Thomas Fettiplace
John Pynder

Monmouthshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Monmouthshire Thomas Somerset
Henry Morgan
Monmouth Boroughs Sir Robert Johnson

Norfolk[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Norfolk Henry Gawdy
Bassingbourne Gawdy
Norwich Alexander Thurston
John Pettus
King's Lynn Sir Robert Mansell
Thomas Oxborough
Yarmouth Henry Hobart
Thomas Damet
Thetford Henry Warner
Thomas Knyvet, 1st Baron Knyvet
Castle Rising John Peyton
Robert Townsend

Northamptonshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Northamptonshire Sir John Stanhope
Sir William Lane
Peterborough Nicholas Tufton
Goddard Pemberton
Northampton Henry Hickman
Francis Tate
Brackley Sir Edward Montagu
John Donne
Higham Ferrers Henry Montagu

Northumberland[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Northumberland Sir Robert Carey
William Selby
Newcastle George Selby
William Jenison II
Morpeth George Savile
John Browne
Berwick upon Tweed William Selby
David Waterhouse

Nottinghamshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Nottinghamshire Sir Charles Cavendish
Robert Pierrepont
Nottingham William Gregory
William Greaves
East Retford Roger Manners
Robert Kydman

Oxfordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Oxfordshire Sir William Knollys
Ralph Warcoppe
Oxford Sir Francis Leigh
George Calfield
Woodstock Lawrence Tanfield
William Scott
Banbury Anthony Cope

Rutland[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Rutland Sir John Harington
(Sir) Andrew Noel
Noel's election declared void, November 1601 as he was at the time Sheriff of Rutland

Salop[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Shropshire John Egerton
Robert Owen
Shrewsbury Reginald Scriven
John Barker
Bridgnorth Thomas Horde
Edward Bromley
Ludlow Robert Berry
Thomas Cardland
Wenlock John Brett
William Leighton
Bishops Castle Hayward Townsend
Alexander King

Somerset[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Somerset (Sir) Edward Phelips
Sir Maurice Berkeley
Bristol George Snigge
John Hopkins
Bath William Sharestone
William Heath
Wells James Kirton
George Upton
Taunton John Bond
Daniel Donne
Bridgwater Sir Francis Hastings
Alexander Popham
Minehead Francis Hames
Lewis Lashbrooke

Staffordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Staffordshire Thomas Gerard
Sir John Egerton
Lichfield Anthony Dyott
Robert Browne
Stafford Sir Edward Stafford
William Essex
Newcastle under Lyme Edward Mainwaring
Thomas Trentham
Tamworth George Egeock
Robert Burdett (died 1603)

Suffolk[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Suffolk Sir Henry Glemham
Calthrop Parker
Ipswich Sir Michael Stanhope
Francis Bacon
Dunwich John Suckling
Francis Myngate
Orford Sir John Townshend
Sir Richard Knightley
Sir John Townsend killed in duel with Sir Matthew Browne 1 Aug 1603
Eye Edward Honing
Anthony Gawdy
Aldeburgh Martin Stutteville
Francis Corbet
Sudbury Philip Gawdy
Edward Glascock

Surrey[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Surrey (Sir) George More
Lord Howard of Effingham
Southwark Zachariah Locke
Mathew Dale
Bletchingly John Turner
Bostock Fuller
Reigate Sir Edward Howard
Sir John Trevor
Gatton Sir Matthew Browne
Richard Sondes
Sir Matthew Browne killed in duel by Sir John Townsend 1 Aug 1603
Guildford Sir Robert More
William Jackson
Haslemere Francis Wolley
John Clarke

Sussex[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Sussex Robert Sackville
Charles Howard
Chichester Adrian Stoughton
Stephen Barnham
Horsham Sir William Hervey
Michael Hicks
Midhurst Richard Browne snr
Michael Heydon
Lewes Goddard Pemberton
Sir Percival Hart
Pemberton sat for Peterborough - replaced by George Goring
New Shoreham John Morley
Robert Booth
Steyning Sir Thomas Shirley
Robert Bowyer
Bramber Sir Thomas Shirley
Henry Bowyer
Shirley sat for Steyning - replaced by Henry Lok
East Grinstead Sir Henry Compton
George Rivers
Arundel Thomas Palmer
Thomas Baker

Warwickshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Warwickshire Fulke Greville
Sir Robert Digby
Coventry Henry Breres
Thomas Saunders
Warwick John Townsend
William Spicer

Westmorland[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Westmoreland Sir Thomas Strickland
George Wharton
Appleby John Morice
Thomas Caesar

Wiltshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Wiltshire Edmund Carey
Sir Edward Hungerford
Salisbury Giles Tooker
John Puxton
Wilton Sir Edmund Morgan
Hugh Sandford
Downton Thomas Penruddocke
Edward Baker
Hindon George Paule
Thomas Thynne
Heytesbury Sir John Thynne
Richard Smythe
Chippenham Robert Berkeley
Edward Wymarke
Calne Lionel Duckett
Richard Lowe
Devizes Giles Fettiplace
Robert Drew
Ludgershall James Kirton
Robert Penruddocke
Great Bedwyn Levinus Monk
Sir Anthony Hungerford
Cricklade Sir George Gifford
Robert Master
Malmesbury Sidney Montagu
Sir William Monson
Westbury Matthew Ley
Henry Jackman
Old Sarum Henry Hyde
Robert Turner
Wootton Bassett John Wentworth
John Rice
Marlborough Lawrence Hyde
Richard Digges

Worcestershire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Worcestershire Thomas Leighton
Thomas Russell
Worcester Rowland Berkeley
Christopher Deighton
Droitwich John Buck
Humphrey Wheeler

Yorkshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Yorkshire Thomas Fairfax
Sir Edward Stanhope
York Sir John Bennet
Henry Hall
Kingston upon Hull John Lister
John Graves
Scarborough William Eure
Edward Stanhope
Knaresborough Sir Henry Slingsby
Sir William Slingsby
Richmond Sir Talbot Bowes
Cuthbert Pepper
Beverley Edward Fraunceys
Randolph Ewens
Aldborough Sir Edward Cecil
Richard Theakston
Thirsk Henry Belasyse
Sir John Mallory
Hedon Matthew Patteson
Sir Christopher Hilliard
Ripon John Thornborough
Christopher Perkins
Boroughbridge Richard Whalley
Thomas Fairfax

Cinque Ports[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Hastings Sir Thomas Shirley jun.
Richard Lyffe
Sandwich Peter Manwood
Edward Peake
Dover George Fane
George Newman
Romney Thomas Lake
John Mynge
Hythe William Knight
Christopher Toldervey
Rye Sir Arthur Gorges
Thomas Colepeper
Winchelsea Moyle Finch
Hugh Beeston

Wales[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Anglesey Thomas Holland
Beaumaris William Maurice
Brecknockshire Sir Robert Knollys
Brecknock Henry Wiliams
Carnarvon Nicholas Griffith
Carnarvonshire William Jones
Cardiganshire Richard Pryse
Cardigan William Aubrey and Richard Delabere Unresolved double return
Carmarthenshire John Vaughan
Carmarthen Sir Walter Rice
Denbighshire Sir John Salusbury
Denbigh Boroughs John Panton
Flintshire William Ravenscroft
Flint John Price
Glamorgan Sir John Herbert
Cardiff William Lewis
Merioneth Robert Lloyd
Montgomeryshire Edward Herbert
Montgomery John Harris
Pembrokeshire Sir John Philipps
Pembroke John Lougher
Haverford West John Canon
Radnorshire James Price
Radnor Stephen Price

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